Trio including cab driver arrested for robbing people posing as police informers at tourist places

Pramesh S Jain & Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

The Nandi Giridhama police on Sunday arrested a cab driver and two of his associates who posing as police informers rob people at tourists spots .

Based on the complaint filed by two city based businessmen,the police track down the accused and arrested Gangadhar,31,cab driver from Doddaballapura and his associates Ratish Kumar, 27,a delivery executive friend HSR Layout and Arun Kumar,29,autorickshaw driver from Kolar.

The trio move in a car at the tourists spot and identify their soft targets and rob them.

Using Similar Modus Operandi, the accused confronted Shankarappa and Murali Kumar,who were relaxing near a dhaba after parking their car near Nandi Giridhama on last Tuesday .

The trio posing as police informers threatened the victim to foist false cases and robbed their gold valuables, cash and mobile phones .

The accused even threatened the victim at knife point when the duo tried to resist.

Based on the complaint,the police, track down the accused and arrested.

Probe revealed that the accused are habitual offenders involved in as many as 38 robbery cases in and around the state as well as the neighboring states.

Based on their confession the police recovered two gold chains worth Rs.1.5 lakh,a car and two knives which the accused were using to commit the crime and six mobile phones from them.

The police have taken the accused into custody to question them in detail while efforts are on to track down one more of their associate identified as VIjay,who is presently on the run.